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Winter Woodworking

The sun shone down on the Friends when they gathered in the woods on December 12th for another volunteering day. About two-dozen volunteers, including young children and grandparents, spent the day building deadwood fencing, picking litter, cutting back Hazel and Hornbeam trees to encourage new growth, and planting over 100 new tree saplings. The trees . . . → Read More: Winter Woodworking

Make a Difference Day 2010: Orchard Planting in Cherry Tree Wood

On Saturday 23rd October a large group of volunteers met in Cherry Tree Wood to work on a number of conservation and biodiversity projects. The event was organised by the Friends of Cherry Tree Wood and CSV-GO London, and was one of a number of Make a Difference Day events taking place across the Capital, . . . → Read More: Make a Difference Day 2010: Orchard Planting in Cherry Tree Wood

Fun on Family Sports Day with hoop races, curly wurlies and tug of war

Children bounce towards the finish line on their space hoppers

We hosted a family sports day on September 19th, attracting fifty children and their parents.  A crowd of spectators gathered to watch the fun.

Divided into teams, kids of all ages took part in the activities, including egg & spoon, sack and space hopper . . . → Read More: Fun on Family Sports Day with hoop races, curly wurlies and tug of war

Proposed conservation projects – comments welcome!

Charles Parkes, on behalf of the Friends, and Tracey Sawyer, Barnet Green Spaces Officer, met during April 2010 to discuss possible future conservation initiatives. She is currently putting together a woodland management plan, but in the meantime, here are some ideas for future projects. Let us know what your thoughts and ideas in the comments . . . → Read More: Proposed conservation projects – comments welcome!

Volunteers construct a new beetle loggery

On Saturday 22nd May 2010, a joint workday was held at Cherry Tree Wood involving Friends of CTW, Barnet Green Spaces staff and volunteers from CSV – GO London. GO London is part of Community Service Volunteers, a nationwide charity that supports many different types of volunteering. GO London organises weekend volunteering events across . . . → Read More: Volunteers construct a new beetle loggery